Defensive coordinator Tom Bradley talks about how the defense can develop more trust to play better “team defense” and getting DeChaun Holiday back.
Brett Hundley is finally getting his NFL shot. The longtime Aaron Rodgers understudy was elevated to QB1 last Sunday after Rodgers suffered a broken collarbone that could keep him out for the rest of the season.
After entering the game in the first quarter, Hundley threw an interception on his first pass attempt. He finished with 157 passing yards on 18-for-33 passing, one touchdown and three interceptions in Green Bay’s 23-10 loss to the Minnesota Vikings.
Brett Hundley gets his first NFL touchdown! Pack on the board pic.twitter.com/GJrlCKqSn8
— The Brew-City Army (@brewcityarmy) October 15, 2017
Hundley told reporters after the game that it was hard to see Rodgers go down, but that he had been “preparing for this moment for a long time now.”
“Obviously we didn’t get the job done today, but we’ll be better,” Hundley said. “We’ll be better.” Continue reading “UCLA in the NFL: Brett Hundley takes over in Green Bay” »
UCLA doesn’t have many reasons to be confident. Its defense is ranked 128th out of 129 FBS teams in rushing yards allowed. Its offense has turned the ball over 15 times this season. It has a disappointing 3-3 record after losing its first game to Arizona since 2011.
But with half of their season left, the Bruins are trying to rebuild their belief on whatever shaky foundation they have going into this Saturday’s game against Oregon at 1 p.m. at the Rose Bowl.
“We have to move away from being fragile and move into being confident,” head coach Jim Mora said.
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- Video of Jim Mora’s Monday press conference
- First look at Oregon
- Sports Illustrated writes that Mora “hasn’t passed the point of no return” for his job security yet, but needs to “turn things around soon.”
- Josh Rosen‘s Heisman odds took a hit after the Arizona game
Odds to win Heisman, per Bovada.
Rosen no longer so Chosen. pic.twitter.com/uUIwknuUCK
— Ted Miller (@TedMillerRK) October 16, 2017
UCLA (3-3, 1-2 Pac-12) vs. Oregon (4-3, 1-3 Pac-12)
Saturday, Oct. 21 | 1 p.m. PT | Rose Bowl
TV: Pac-12 Networks
Radio: AM 1150 or AM 570
Justin Herbert was starting to emerge as next star quarterback in the Pac-12 before breaking his collarbone against California on Sept. 30. In his absence, the Ducks have lost two straight games by a combined score of 82-17.
Herbert was averaging 252.8 passing yards per game while completing 68.3 percent of his passes. True freshman Braxton Burmeister musters only 57.3 yards per game. Burmeister was benched in the third quarter of Oregon’s loss to Stanford for former walk-on Taylor Alie and the two quarterbacks combined for 33 yards on 5-for-13 passing against the Cardinal Burmeister threw two interceptions and only three completions.
Despite a struggling passing game, the Ducks still have running back Royce Freeman, whose 113.9 rushing yards per game rank third in the conference.
Before Bryce Love added them to his growing list of victims, the Ducks were ranked inside the top-10 nationally in rushing defense last week. They’ve since fallen to 22nd in the country, allowing 115.7 rushing yards per game, which still ranks second in the Pac-12. Continue reading “First look: UCLA vs. Oregon” »